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Few Jobs for STEM Majors

Written by Gary North on September 16, 2014

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Parents have been told to get their children into science, technology, engineering, and math — STEM. “STEM is the stepping stone to good jobs.” It turns out that most college grads who majored in STEM fields are unable to get jobs in these fields. Women engineers, yes. Industry needs token women to get the EEOC […]

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Backlash Against Michelle Obama’s Public Schools’ Menu

Written by Gary North on September 9, 2014

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Prior to Eleanor Roosevelt, no first lady was a public figure. The term “first lady” was not capitalized. First ladies stayed in the background. Eleanor Roosevelt became the first full-time First Lady nag, both for her husband and for the nation. Her husband ignored her, but liberal Democrats kept her on a pedestal long after […]

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Public Schools for the Blind — Parents

Posted on August 27, 2014

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By John Whitehead Young Alex Stone didn’t even make it past the first week of school before he became a victim of the police state. Directed by his teacher to do a creative writing assignment involving a series of fictional Facebook statuses, Stone wrote, “I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur. I bought the gun to […]

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Ron Paul Interviews a Billionaire

Posted on August 27, 2014

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Mark Spitznagel: How could our utterly failed public education system not have something to do with today’s complacency? Of course our system requires a thinking electorate, one that can see through the central planners’ economic mysticism you mentioned. As you know, Ludwig von Mises argued that all governments—even dictatorships—ultimately rest on public opinion. We can […]

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Video: How to Teach Economics to Your Teenager

Written by Gary North on August 23, 2014

I teach the economics course for the Ron Paul Curriculum. I thought to myself: “How can I make this easier for me?” Because I am really a great guy, I also thought: “How can I make this understandable for my students?” I did the wise thing. I got Bob Murphy to do the heavy lifting. […]

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Stealing Your Child’s Mind for $240,000 (After Taxes)

Written by Gary North on August 18, 2014

Would you pay $100,000 (after taxes) for this?   This is from Richard Rorty, an influential academic figure in the late 20th century. He speaks for liberal arts professors everywhere. His life’s goal was to steal our children, and charge parents $240,000 for the privilege. “It seems to me that the regulative idea that we heirs […]

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